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Grim[m] Desires

‘One of the most engaging contemporary dance events of the year.’


The Times, September 2004

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Credits :
Danced by and created with Ben Duke, Lise Manavit, Raquel Meseguer, Dimitris Papakyriazis, Roberta Pitrè, Laura Wheatley
Aerial Work Consultant Susanne Beschorner
Music and Sound Design Jeremy Cox
Costume Design (Scene 2: ‘Rapunzel’) Suzanne Holmes
Voiceover Artist Russell Raisey
Lighting Mark Williams, Jules Wright
Lighting Consultant Guy Hoare
Set Mark Williams, Josh Wright
Choreography, Text & Direction Maresa von Stockert

Commissioned by the Jerwood Charity and The Wapping Project. Created for and performed at The Wapping Project, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London.

Please see ‘More Grim(m) Desires’ above for a piece description.

Site specific 4 week London run: September – October 2004

Running time: 100 minutes (including 15 minute interval)



‘One of the most engaging contemporary dance events of the year.’ 

The Times, September 2004

Von Stockert’s vigorous, quirkily detailed choreography bounces off the back of Russell Raisey’s drily, witty voice-over narration. She also uses props brilliantly. This is work with magical intelligence with a grisly kick. Go be entranced.’

Time Out

‘Von Stockert has a unique way of looking at the world – both scrupulously focused and wildly hallucinatory.’

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, 17 September 2004


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